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™ E ST. PAUL GLOBE SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1899. Associated Press News. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. By Carrier" |1 mo I 6 moB lUmw BaUy onlj (Do $1.86 ♦ * ' 2 ' Daily and Sunday. ..soc 2.76 B• 0 • Sunday 16c .75 1.1 l COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS. * By Mall I 1 mo | 6 me* I jjJggL Dally only 1. 16c $1.60 $B. JO Dally aud Sunday.. .SBo 2.00 *• J • Bunday 7 5 }• * & Weekly 7 6 I_;JJ> Kmered at Postotnce at St. Paul. Minn., *• Second-Class Matter. Address all communi cations and make all Remittances payable to •t"HE GLOBE CO.. St. Paul. Minnesota.-— Anonymous ootnrnunications uot noticed. BO" Jccted manuscripts will not ba returned «* --less ar.-ompnulrd by postage. BRANCH OFFtCOa. Ken York 10 Spruce St Chlraso. .. .Room 609. No. 87 Washington St SATURDAYS WEATHER. Fair; Colder. By th.> United Spates Weather Bureau: MINNESOTA— Pair; co!<Ur In extreme nor;h portlon; westerly winds. IOWA — Fair; we&t to southwest winds. MONTANA — .-. variable winds. WISCONSIN— Fair; west to «orthvest winds. NORTH DAKOTA - Fair; west To southwest winds. SOI'TH DAKOTA— Pair; west to southwest winds. YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURES — SU T;iui. 8; Dulutn, —2; Hilton. :2: Msmarck, WilHston. —16; Havre, — 2; Edmont'Mi. 8; 1, — 1:2; Prince Albert. —24; Calgary, - 6; Medicine Hat, 0: Swift Current, -10; Qu'Appelle, -Z4; Minnedcsa, —24; Winnlp?^. Huffal.v 28-28; Chicago, 10-10; Clncinatl, S4-S0; Montreal, 20-28; Plttsburg, 28-40. ST. I'Ai L m'REAU— The following taken ii ' 6:48 p. in. loi-al time tS o'clock Washington ti:ii") is a relative Statement of the local Aitions for the twenty-four hours which eudod when the observations w-^re taken: Barometer, 30.t»9: urcan temperature, 4; rela ;i\,- humidity, 90; wind at 8 p. m., south; v other, partly cloudy; maximum tempcra intmutn temperature, 1; daily range, Note Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. —P. F. Lyons. Observer. Biff! One Black Eye! That was a cracking good blow which Mr. Cleveland landed on the Imperialistic optic. An "epidemic of imperialism" he calls the wave of sentimental hypocrisy that has been sweeping over the country. It suggests at once the measles and other infantile ailments, from which, of course, there Is hone of recovery always. He points out that the killing of natives has from time immemorial been a feature of territorial expansion, and with de lightful irony suggests that. If the Fil ipinos don't like the programme laid out for their government by the im perialists, then they should forthwith be slaughtered, and as for those sanc tified humbugs who have been push- Ing the cause of Imperialism along un der the pretense of christianizing the natives, why, as the ex-president in sists, they can certainly devise some scheme for saving the unprepared souls of those who fall victims to the epi demic. It is blows like these which halt the attention of the public. It was the body blow which brought John Bull to his senses in the Venezuelan affair. Mr. Cleveland has given the imperial ista just one biff, straight out from the shoulder, and land grabbers, colo nial officeseekers and parsons are all in a sickly heap. Score one for Mr. Cleveland. England in Egypt. One of the blows for which Europe lias been waiting has fallen. Lord Cro iiier. speaking in his official capacity as the representative of the English government, has declared a practical •protectorate over Egypt. Lord Salis bury, of course, is not committed to the programme, if it pleases him to re pudiate the action of his diplomatic agent, but the attitude of the English press shows that the declaration was not casual. Almost from the time that the guns of John Bull were trained upon Alexan dria the diplomats of Europe have rec ognized that at some time the situa tion which now presents itself must be met. Germany, England and France are the factors in the pioblem, and of the three Germany may be eliminated. Ji hn Bull has small reason to expect opposition from Berlin. The Anglo- German entente is guarantee of that. It is upon France that the force of the blow falls, and from the standpoint of Paris it is small matter whether the words of Lord Cromer were the definite expression of a fixed policy or sent out as a feeler. In either event France must resist now or lose the shadow of power which remains to her along the Nile. The real interest in the situation then is in the attitude of France and not in that of England. The idea of an Eng lish protectorate has long been dis counted. The action of France has been considered from every posslbla stand point, but no one has assumed to say what France would do when the time for action came. Internal questions now stil! further complicate the future. France virtually was ordered out of Ftishoda and obeyed Lord Salisbury's mandate. England, with the recent vic tory in the Soudan to her credit, is stronger in Egypt than ever before, while France has to contend not only with this prestige and her recent dis play of fear, but also the troubles at home, which are Ikm- greatest elements of weakness. Savo in shee.- despera tion open opposition Is hardly to be ex pected. England has wisely chosen her time to enlarge the scope of her influ ence. If probabilities count for any thing in the case of France, the near future will see England not only the dominant, but the sole power in the a alley of the Nile. Gov. Clcugh. Let it be said that Gov. Clough's administration is entitled to more com mendation than the Republican news papers have seen fit to give it. As for the governor personally, it may truly be said that he never forgot a friend or a foe, and he never hesitated to give expression to his feelings to both. When he served notice >n the Minne apolis newspapers. through The Glob c. that he guessed he could take care of Dave Clough without any of their assistance, he simply expressed what is in the minds of almost every body who has had to do with these particular critics. The Minneapolis newspapers never made or unmade anybody. We hasten to offer our apologies and our congratulations to Pardon Commissioner Weiss, whom The Globe classified as a silver Repub lican yesterday. Mr. Weiss insists that he has been a straightout Democrat always. The error was a natural one. His propinquity to the genial Towne may have had something to do with it. However, it is as Mr. Weiss inferential ly admits, better to be a Democrat than • anything else. Here's to you, Weiss. Don't pardon any Republicans so long as you hold the k«*ys of the peniten tiary. A Hint to Klefer. Never mind. Mayor Kiefer, If the Dispatch does have fun with you. You ought to remember, however, that you have neglected to do something, not for the public, from a Dispatch point of view, but for somebody on the Dispatch. There are grafters In jour nalism as well as In every occupation in life. It is for you to seriously con sider whether a fiver or a tenner will do the business. If we wex*e in the business of running the mayor's shop, we should by all means make it a ten ner. A tenner buys twice as much as a fiver, and then again it is a more respectable-sounding figure. Even grafters must hate to be rated at too small a figure. A Columbus achieved the feat of making an egg stand on end. A Kiefer might turn a chair full of tacks point downward by the use of a tenner. Try it, your worship. Undelivered Goods. _ AA'hen an American trader buys a carload of cattle he expects the deliv ery of the live stock before he pays for them. When an American house wife purchases a tub of butter she usually settles with the dairyman when he sets the tub down in her pantry. When the United States agreed to pay Spain $20,000,000 for an indefinite num ber of islands inhabited by an indefi nite number of races, why was it not stipulated that this conglomeration of real estate and dirty humanity should be handed over to thi3 republic in rea sonably good order? If Spain isn't able to deliver the goods, she certainly isn't entitled to any money for them. The fact is that Spain sold something she was in a death struggle to retain; the United States arranged to pay her $20,000,000 for taking her place in this struggle, and la apparently bent on spending other untold millions in sub duing a barbaric people whom it will take a thousand years to civilize. And for what? Trade? Yes, for trade, which will inevitably go to that immense country just to the south of the Philippines, Australia, which is thousands of miles nearer the islands than America, and which has what they want, l'rom fresh beef and mut ton to bread, butter and clothing. There are great prospects for American trade with the Mongolians on the mainland, but so little with these hot-blooded isl anders living under tropic suns that it is hardly worth considering when we must get it under competition with Australia and at the sacrifice of thou sands of men in field and hospital and the expenditure of millions of money. Kisses Sometimes Come High. Richmond Pearson Hobson, hero of Santiago bay and osculator extraordi nary, is in line to pay dearly for his blissful flight across the continent. So long as he was a plain hero without frills, the officers of the navy, superbly backed by the American peviple, were willing that he should have anything from Uncle Sam that he could get, but when he began to make a pale gray donkey of himself, and kept it up in spite of warnings from older heads, public sentiment and the wearers of the blue of the navy turned on him simultaneously. Kisses were followed by hisses, and now there is a deliberate attempt to prevent Mr. Hobson from getting the promised advancement in the navy. He has a nomination for lieutenant commander for distinguish ed bravery, but there is such stubborn opposition to him among the officers of the navy that the senate has hesitated to confirm him. What this organized opposition to Hobson will amount to is still an open question, but it has at least put his rank and salary in jeop ardy. "All persons who • * * co-operate with the government of the United States to give effect to their beneficent purposes," etc. — McKinley's procla mation to the Filipinos. The president had to wrench the rules of grammar to make the United States plural, but he did it, and, as he thus follows in the steps of Lincoln, if-"with legs that are painfully short," we trust that those uneasy persons who violate their gram mar to make this a nation with a cap ital N and say "the United States is" will sit down and keep silence. When Mr. Stead's "great pilgrimage of peace through all nations, beginning at San Francisco and ending at St. Petersburg," passes through St. Paul, we expect to see Uncle Joe Wheelock, Col. George Thompson and Col. Dria cblt join the imposing procession, arm in arm. Col. Thompson, In the midst, as it were, of his two associates. Attention is called to a communica tion in another column pointing out the "commission" feature of the prison twine bill introduced in the legislature this week. Pointers such as this on legislation generally cannot fail to be productive "of good. The Glob c's col umns are open to this class of com munications always. Where is Moses (D. X.) every even ing when the light goes out at the capitol? v William Potter, of Philadelphia, la to be made ambassador to Russia. How little that name sounds like Merriam! The New York Journal- says Cubans are food of it. Why doesn't the Jour nal do something to make Americans fond of it? The breaking of records is of infinite variety. Two husky fellows have Just broken the traveling record from Daw son City to Skaguay. John Wanarnaker haa concluded not to laugh until he finds out whether or not Matthew Stanley Quay is sent to the political rock pile. The erudite editor of the Minneapolis Times is respectfully corrected. The United States paid Russia $7,200,000, not $7,500,000, for Alaska. Miss Virginia Fair is two years older than Willie K. Vanderbilt, but the $3,000,000 which she brings to him will easily equal the handicap. Minneapolis has a decidedly Ver mont air. The Flour City made over $85,000 on water last year. That is probably a great deal mere than it made on beer. Apparently the troubles of "Cyrano de Bergerac" are just beginning, s. E. Gross, of Chicago, claims to have writ ten it and has sued Richard Mansfield for infringement. The legislative mileage report shows that the Minneapolis senators uni formly charged $3 in mileage and that the Minneapolis representatives quite "as uniformly charged $3.75. All of which indicates that a Minneapolis rep- THE ST. PAUi, UhOliU SATURPAY JANUARY 7, 189 9. resentatlve In St. Paul feela two and one-half miles further from home than does a Minneapolis senator. Representative Medicraf^ of Roseau county, ought to do some pretty good work this session. It costs the state $■127.00 to bring him here and send him home. President Lorenzo Snow, of the Mor mon church, says polygamy is dead. Cannot Congressman Roberts do some thing to make it look less as if it were alive? Illinois should make no more fun of Havana and Santiago until further no tice. Gov. Tanner was robbed of $580 at Springfield the other evening, and the next evening the police of Chicago arrested the United States district at torney because he looked like a 'bad" man. A year ago Admiral Dewey was far down the list of commodores. He is now the ranking rear admiral of the navy. Next year he will be retired, but the following year the people may Insist that his retirement does not go and that he must accept something better. Greetings to the Governor. Gov. Lind's message to the legislature la more of a business proposition than was ex pected. Uov. Clough flunked in not giving the legislature the benefit of his experience and knowledge of the past. His farewell message had but little of importance. — Tay lor's Falls Journal. • * • The inaugural message of Gov. Llnd is. on the v.hole, a very practical and sena'.bla presentation of his views ou the various pub lic affairs coming within the 6cope of the state administration Winona Republican. • ♦ • Gov. Llnd haa started out on the right track by adopting the correct policy and set ting an excellent example as a good citizin. The suit of clothes which he wore at his Inauguration yesterday were made at Man kato, in a town In his own state over which he presides as governor. Just as good clothes can be made in Minnesota as in any of the Eastern cities. All the Minnesota tailor* want is a trial to demonstrate the fact. The governor of Minnesota has set the example.— Winona Herald. • • ♦ It was a very gracious act on the part of St. Paul's leading citizens, that of tender ing the governor-elect a magnificent and non partisan reception, and John Lind will repay them by giving a conservative and business like administration— an administration for the whole state, for all the people and for every interest that goes to make this one of the greatest states in the Union.— New Ulm Re view. • • • The Republican legislative leaders put their heads together, and planning to head off Gar. Lind in his probable recommenda tions of inquiry into the wheat grading and binding tsrine scandals, passed a series of resolutions in caucus pledging the Repub lican party to remedy all such abuses, if they exist, and to puaiah th« perpetrators. Mr. Lind's reference to both matters in his message is calm and dignified, free from the sensationalism of the house resolutions and when even the irrepressible Jaco-bson reads what Mr. Lind has to say he will be ashamad of his partisanlsm.— Mankato Review. • • • We now bow to Gov. Lind, and with the opening new year The Times wishes htm a happy and successful term. He Is practically tine only non-partisan governor that was ever elected in the state. We call him non partisan for the reason that he disclaimed all and any party affiliation, and should he bring his views into operation he will probably give the best satisfaction of any governor.-Morrls nines. Churches and Their Work. The Ladies' Aid Society of the Dayton Av enue Presbyterian Church held their regular monthly meeting yesterday afternoon in the church parlors. • * » Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Lyman entertain ed the ladies of the First Baptist church at 5 o'clock tea at her apartments in the Vir ginia. • • * The Old Ladies' Society of the First Swed ish Lutheran Church met yesterday with Mrs. Hultkranz. • • • The St. Luke's Aid society met yesterday afternoon with Mrs. Jurgens, of Nelson ave nue. • * • The Unlversalist Ladles' society will hold its first meeting of the new year next Tues day afternoon with Mrs. S. Van Horn, 593 Canada street. • * * This afternoon at 2:30 o'clock Mrs. T. S. Tompkius will present the lesson, "Christ's First Disciples," at the Sunday School Pri mary union, at House of Hope church par lors. Sirs. J. H. Randall will give the normal lesson. • • • The West St. Paul Choral association will give a sacred cantata, "Light of Life. 1 ' San day evening, in Clinton Avenue M. E. church. Rev. Dr. Robert Forbes, of Duluth, will lec ture at St. Anthony Park M. E. church Mon day evening on "How Much Is He Worth?" • * » A very interesting ceremony took place last evening at the Church of the Good Shep herd, Eleventh and Cedar streets. It was the celebration of the feast of Epiphany, the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. Be sides the usual illumination In the church, there were 100 lighted candles to emphasize the fact of light. The Rev. Mr. Johnson, of St. John's church, preached an interesting sermon on "Material Light," and concluded by connecting it with the spiritual light of the world, the light of Christ. After the ceremony in the church the mem bers of the congregation repaired to the house of their pastor. Here there was a iarge cake, which had been baked especially for the feast and which contained a ring. During the evening the cake was cut and the pieces passed around among the communicants of the church, it betng the- custom for the one who gets th» ring to furnish the cake for the next Epiph any feast. Mrs. M. J. Gorman's piece of cake contained the ring last night. After the cutting of the cake a pleasant social time followed and light refreshments were served. • * * Last evening a social and dance was given by the young people of Unity church in the church parlors on Wabasha street. Frappe was served during the evening. Miss Stebbins played for the dancing. Those having charge of the arrangements were: C. C. Townsend, Mrs. MacLaren, Miss Ellen Wordman, Miss Willius and Mr. Cramer. That Prison TTvln* Bill. To Th« St. Paul Globe: It might be well for you to take editorial cognizance of the new prison twino bill, to the extent of calling public attention to the pro posed commission of 1 cent per pound, to be paid to the fortunate individual who might be selected as salesman. Prison twine sells itself, whenever it is sold on a par or lower than the market price, and this commission would yield $240 per car; which Is as much, or more, than the retailer, who sells for e.ish, makes, except in exceptional years, like the last. Fifty oars in thirty days— in the season would be a moderate amount for this sales man to dispose of, and his "commission of only 1 cent per pound" would be about fU - 000. Not bad. _ v r Farlbault, Minn., Jan. 6. 1899. A Straight Democrat. To The St. Paul Globe: Plaaee have correction made from your to day's editorial. I am a Democrat, now and always have, been a straight Democrat. —Jl. C. Wei«3 Duluth, Jan. 6, 18M, TRADE OUTLOOK GOOD BRADSTRBKT'S QIOTE.S THE SITU ATION AS O3fE OF Ctl'IRT, SUS TAINED STRENGTH COLLECTIONS ARE PROMPT Export Trade Contlnnes Well Up t« the Maximum Fl wares — Reports From New Greut industries of tho Country Are Favorable Finish ed Prodncts, Notably in Steel, in Brisk Demand. NEW YORK, Jan. 6.-Bradstreet's tomorrow will B ay: The situation is one of quiet, sustain ed strength. In wholesale and distrib utive trade annual inventories have occupied attention, and distribution in this branch is, therefore, of only sea sonable proportions. Retail trade re nects the quieting down of the eager demand ruling before the holidays, but it is significant that the majority of the reports received since Jan. 1 in this and in the wholesale branch refer to collections as almost uniformly good. Export trade, particularly in cereals, continues well up to maximum figures, while reports rrom the new great industries of the country are favorable. The cruder forms of iron and steel have been in rather less de mand this week, at leading centers, and large orders are few in number, heavy consumers having pretty well covered themselves for some months to come by their liberal buying in De cember. In finished products, however, and particularly in steel, rather more has evidently been doing, this being reflected both in advances at the East and the prices of steel rails, steam beams, plates and sheets. Some heavy orders for railway account are report ed booked, and the export trade con tinues of liberal proportions, partly aided, no doubt, by the shading in ocean freight rates occurring during the past month. Aside from the aggressive strength of steel prices, quotations are little changed from a week ago. Good trad^^ reports, both at home and abroad, and small receipts, coupled with more out side speculative interest have made steadiness in raw cotton prices, while in manufactured goods all the old strength is maintained in print cloths, and some other makes of cotton goods have been slightly advanced. Returns as to 1893 trade in most lines have been favorable, and the opening of spring trade is awaited with more tran usual confidence, this feeling be ing particularly, marked in the lines above enumerated and in lumber and agricultural implements. Bank clearings for the week reflect exceptionally heavy annual settle ments in a total of $1,765,900,000, near ly $40,000,000 larger than ever before reported; 25 per cent larger than last year; 24 per cent larger than in thi« week a year ago:' 54 percent larger than in 1897; 70 ,per cent larger than In 1895, and 75 per cent larger than in 1894. Business failures are exceptionally small for the opening week of the new year, numbering only 237, against 218 last week, 333 i n this week a year ago, 488 in 1897, 440 in 1896 and 405 in 1895. The steadiness of wheat this week, participated in by other cereals, finds explanation in continued foreign buy ing, the strength of the statistical po sition, the normal time for decreases in American stock having arrived with supplies still smaller than at any corresponding date for ten years past aided by favorable advices from Ar gentine, whence minimum estimates are again arriving. The world's stock of wheat on Jan. 1, as shown by tele graph and cable .advices to Brad street's, gained only 9,700,000 bushels over Dec. 1, against a gain of 25,000,000 bushels In November; and European and American stocks combined on Jan. 1, 1899. aggregated only 118,949,000 bush els, 13,000,000 bushels smaller than on Jan. 1 last year; 37,000,000 bushels smaller than on Jan. 1, 1897; 75,000,009 bushels smaller than on Jan. 1, 1896; 86,000.000 bushels smaller than on Jan. 1, 1895, and 93,000,000 bushels smaller than on Jan. 1, 1894, when the maximum of stocks in recent years was reached. Stocks in the United States east of tho Rockies are the lightest held for eight years past, and, with the exception of 1891, are smallest held for fifteen years past. The December total of bank clear ings proved a fitting conclusion to a year of unprecedented expansion in many lines, in an aggregate for 77 cities of $7,335,511,222, a gain of 13.7 per cent over November's hitherto un approached total; of 23.5 per cent over December, 1897; over' 56.5 per cent over December 1896 of 51.7 over the same month of 1894, and of 67,2 per cent over the same period of 1892. This latter gain, too, was shown in spite of the fact that the stock clearing house at New York city is estimated to have reduced the volume of yearly clearings at that city by :$8,000,000,000. Wheat, including flour, shipments for the week aggregate 6,628,825 bush els, against 6;292.625 bushels last week; 3,481,576 .bushels In the corre sponding week of 1898; 3,108,688 bush els in 1897; 3,471,681 bushels in 1896, and 8.587,178 bushels in 1895. Since July 1 this year, the exports of wheat aggre gate 128,388,977 bushels, against 132, --■"43,284 bushels last year. Corn exports this week aggregate 4,844,848 bushels, against 3,659,745 bushels last week; 3,455,416 bushels in this week a year ago; 4,819,261 bushels in 1897; 2,626,423 bushels In 1896, and 1,067,406 bushels in 1895. Since July 1, this year, corn ex ports aggregate 85.793,927 bushels, against 83,802,736 bushels during the same period a year ago. Business failures In the Dominion of Canada number 26, agafnst 16 last week. 48 in this week a year ago, 35 in 1897 and 52 in 1896 and 1895. YEAR BEGINS AUSPICIOUSLY. Basinesfl Demands That Count Are Being- Recorded. NEW YORK. Jan. 6.— R. O. Dun & Co.'» weekly review of trade tomorrow will say: The year begins with the kind of business demands that count. For months there has been a rising demand for materials, but now the crowding demand for finished products begins to advance prices in the Iron and steel Industry about 1 per cent, without quotable change in prices, except at the East. Beams have advanced $2 per ton. angles $1. bars $1 and plates are strong-, with an Australian or der for 32.000 tons refused at Chicago, because the works are already overcrowded. Many thousand cara are covered by orders at Pitts burg. 10,000 tons of bars are taken for agri cultural works at Chicago, 10,000 tons of rails are taken by the Pennsylvania Railroad com pany. The Midland Railway company, of Kngland, has ordered , twenty locomotives from the Ba'dwin, works, and many othar home and foreign -orders are reported. Tho demand has neve? been greater at the be gin aing of the yeiji- than It Is now. The woolen, ma-niftacturer has a similar em barra-=sment. While the quotations for wool by Coates Bros., Philadelphia, average 15. 63 c, against 20.70 c a year ago. the market Is grad ually yielding, because the peop'.e appreciate the magnitude of , the volume of st<»ck on hand. The Boston Commercial Review re ports 291.0C0.0C0 pquiids on hand, an increase of 114,0OO,Oi)0 pound..' f,er the year. Obviously this means a great from the farms to mill stocks and feasfeeirn market, but prices are not yet low enough to encourage !arr;e buying or consumption by the manufacturers. The only heavy weight goods yet opened are at reduced prices, as had b«en expected, and it is still uncertain how far the trade fot the coming season may prove satisfactory. Cotton goods are In fair demand, with cot ton at 5.87 c. and while nobody cam guarantee that the price will not go lower, It i 3 be lieved by competent observers that the mar ket for goods is so far relieved of accumulat ed surplus that prices are not likely to de cline materially even if cotton fall 3. The movement of cotton thus far indicates a crop of over 300,0*10 bales larger than that of la-?t year, in spit? of all natural disposi tion and concerted pfforts to hoM it back. As producers are not t! 'is year in unusual* nee<l. * nwveiueul ao het> > htnfcici «ui> advance In price, although takings of spinners have been as large In 1898 as In any other year, and exports larger Ujan before. The country is on the up grade, aud th« men -who expect it to take a downward road have yet pome time to waJt. There are no Indications of a reaction, whtdh always fol lows a large and rapid business recovery, and existing conditions in the Industry affair* aud the foreign trade by no raeana forbid the expectation that it will rival that of 1897 for several years. Comparison of exports with imports tftuowe a large amount in favor of thl3 country, and gold exports may at any Umo begin. Failures for the week Tiave been 243 in the United States, against 322 last year, and 24 in Canada, against 32 last year. BI'IXS DISAPPOINTED. Pront-Tukina Drove Many to (he Bear Side in Btoofca. NEW YORK. Jan. 6.— Bradstreefs financial review tomorrow will say: "After the extremely bullish demonstrations with wiilch last week's speculations closed, it was expected that the opening of the New year would be marked by strength of an equally decided kind. This was only partly realized, this week, new records as to quo tation* having been made in many parts of the stock list, while the trading, particularly in the last two days, has shown an activity fully up to the recent 'higher average. There was, however, some disappointment in Wall street, because when the stock exchange re opened after the three days' holiday a dispo sition to realize profits took place of the ex pected enlarged public buying demand. A sensttive money market In Liondon re sulting in a rather bearish attitude, toward American stocks there, contributed to the hesitation which made itself felt in the gen eral railroad share list here, and which ap parently caused some of the professional traders to temporarily take the bear side. The easing off of quotations on Tuesday and V\ «toes<s«y throughout the market was not ait all severe, and In the fa<>e of it the coal stocks diaplaytd considerable strength, while certain specialties, like Federal Steel, Brook, lyn Rapid Trinsit and People's Gas liacJ ef fective support and made rapid advances Tt«se movements continued on Thursday by Vhtoh time the slight hardening of call ioau rates due 'to the heavy January disbursements and changing of loans had entirely disap peared. "It may be noted that on last Tuesday night bank clearings were the largest for any day In the history of the clearing house and that notwithstanding this the current rates for call money can hardly be said to have ad vanced above 4 per cent, while time money was freely offered and was in as little demand as ever. London after ruffering eomewhat from another accession of fears about the re- ■ latlona between Great Britain and France and from the large calls which the season naturally brought on the Bank of England maintained its unfavorable position towards Americans, which was not improved by the fact that on Thursday $1,500,000 gold was taken there in the open market for shipment to this side. The latter circumstance was counted here however, among the bullish in fluences of the moment. .in'.^i 116 a^ enUon was also paid to the con tlnued good railroad earnings reports and in financial and transportation circles stress ia laid on the general and decided tendency of of fn?? t ma ° a K er ? to insist on the collection ?L f l* t terlff rates for fr elgat which it is thought may result in a .permanent restora tion of char-es to a paying basis. At the same time the market was more interested L * .^"'P^tion of various parts of the list and the position which leading opera tors and financial Interests are takin# as welt LWf'^ 8 s^'elopnwmu, and dials now said to be pending which furnished a basis for the continued upward movement of eer r.fiin stocKS. SENATOR JOE ROACH IS SANGUINE STILL MISTOT BANKER AND CATTLEMAN PREDICTS A FINE YEAR IX THE TRADE Former Xorthneld Man Says the FUckertail State Will Be a 80. nanza. When Men Learn to Avail Themselvei of Underlying Wealth Hon. Joseph Roach, of Minot, a for mer Minnesotian, was a guest at the Merchants' hotel yesterday. Mr. Roach Is president of the First National bank, at Minot, and is heavily inter ested in the cattle business at that place. _He said: "I regard the outlook from this year's trade in cattle as very fa vorable. Of course, the best that can be expected is that this year's business will come up to that of last year, as IS9B was a record breaker. Both cattle and sheep are very high. The prevail ing price for mutton and wool Is higher today than it has been for some years, and this fact has greatly stim ulated the ranchmen to continue in business. Several years ago ranches were rather a drug on the market, but the last two years has just placed all the cattle men on their feet, and I believe the outlook for the industry was never brighter. "Quite a number of ranches have been established in our vicinity during the last year, by Eastern people, who have decided to cast their luck among the 'cow punchers' and coyotes of the North Dakota prairie. "Stock cattle have been very high during the last two years, and thosa in the business have found it very re munerative. "Some successful experiments are be ing made in agriculture, which will in time have a great influence on the cattle industry. "Many ranchmen are raising hay and oats on their land to feed the cattle. fin this way they keep their cattle within sight and run no chances of losing them. Three or four crops of the Alfalfa hay can be raised in one year. _^ "There is no doubt that North Dakota and Montana will in a few years fur nish a large amount of the export trade in cattle and sheep. Just at present the Montana cattle are sent to other states and rounded out for the export market, where the facilities are more adapted to the process. As soon as the range men mix agriculture with the cattle business, they can breed the finest sheep and cattle in the world." • • * J. J. Desmond, advertising manager of the West Superior Telegram, was in the city yesterday on business. He says business has been excellent dur ing the holiday season, and last fall there was a noticeable picking up 'in all branches of industry located at the head of the lakes. • • • John Haggart, United States mar shal for North Dakota, was in town yesterday. . FINE ART LECTURES. Fred Hover Allen Begins His Conrie This Evening. Frod Hovey Allen, of Buslon, will de liver tonight the first of a series of three lectures under the auspices of the Society of Fine Arts, which are to be given at the People's church Saturday pvenings this month. Th-2 topic of to rlght'S lecture will ba "Vienna; Its Art and Architecture." TAX ON INTELLIGENCE. Gen. Brooke Makes a Move In the Educational Line. HAVANA. Jan. 6.— Gov. Gen. Brooke Is penetrating the fringe of the educa tional question. Today he learned that diplomas to graduates of the University of Havana were signed under the late regime by the captain general and sub jected to a tax of $450 each. He has Issued instructions to the rector of the university and the directors to grant diplomas hereafLer without a diploma tax. Three hundred young men are now in attendance at the university. The United States guards at San Severano fortress, Matanzas, found a prisoner In an obscure cell who had been three days without food. The Spaniards had neglected to release him. Gen. Maximo Gomez has arrived at Remedlos. Prince Bianiarek'n Memoir*. BERLIN. Jan. B.— The Zukunft announces this morning that tT.e third part of Prince Bismarck's memoirs, dealing fully with his rtsipiiati-on of the ohanceliorate. have been pi ir. ted, Lut cannot yet b« published. FAVOR FT. SILLING SEVENTH INFANTRY HEADQUAR TERS MAY BE LOCATED AT THE ST. PAUL STATION THIRD GOES TO MANILA Indian Uprising* Considered More Probable in Territory Governed From Fort Snelling Than Else where, Hence the Probability of It Becoming' an Important Post—— Army Corps to Be Disbanded. WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.— Gen. Corbln has Issued preliminary orders with a view to sending the Thirty -first Michi gan volunteers, now at Knovllle, Term., to garrison duty In the province of* Santa Clara, Cuba. The quartermas ter's department has been directed to secure transportation from Savannah for this regiment before the end of next week. The war department has determined to utilize the Seventh Infantry, now at Fort Wayne, Mich., to guard the im pertant army posts soon to be vacated by the dispatch of regiments to the Philippines and other distant stations, and will distribute the companies of that regiment as follows: Two com panies to Fort Sheridan, 111., to replace the Fourth infantry; one company to Fort Snelllng, Minn., to replace the Third infantry; one company to Co lumbus Barracks, 0., to replace the ■Seventeenth infantry; one company to Fort Crook, Neb., to replace the Twen ty-second Infantry; one company to Fort Thomas, Ky., four companies to Fort Brady, Mich., and two companies will remain at Fort Wayne. HEADQUARTERS AT SNEX.LING. It is possible that three companies assigned to Fort Brady may be trans ferred to Fort. Snelling on account of the greater likelihood of Indian up risings In that neighborhood. In that event the headquarters will also go to Fort Spelling. It is intended that this distribution of the Seventh infantry shall continue for at least one year. Several Important retirements in the army will occur during the current year. Brig. Gen. Stanton, paymaster general, will retire on the 30th inst. ; Brig. Gen. Flagler, chief of ordnance, June 4; Brig. Gen. Sumner, in August next, and Brig. Gen. Shafter, Oct. 6. Secretary Alger will soon issue an or der formally disbanding the seven army corps organized during the war. These corps are still in existence, but the dispatch of troops to Cuba and Porto Rico has so reduced the force of several of them that only a few regiments represent a corps. The First and Seventh corps are now in Cuba, but as the island has been subdivided into seven departments the corps are practically no longer recognized as such. The Second and Fourth corps, whose headquarters are at Augusta, Ga., and Huntsville, Ala., are practi cally disbanded. DISOHAHGBS TO BE GRANTED. Instructions have been given to all commanding officers of regiments to grant discharges to such enlisted men who request it, and who enlisted In the regular army for one year. The six regiments which are going to the Phil ippines are especially receiving the at tention of the department in this re spect, and before they start the regi ments will be made up of men who have enlisted for three years. The officials have found that the men are making money by applying for dis charges and then securing clothing and travel' allowance. When discharg ed and after the receipt of their al lowances, they apply for re -enlistment for three years and obtain the advan tage of increased pay. GARRISON FOR SNELLING. Three Companies of the Seventh Regiment Will Be Sent Here. Gen. Bacon yesterday afternoon re ceived a dispatch from Washington stating that three companies of the Seventh Infantry would be sent to Fort Snelling Instead of only one, as was at first planned. The news was satisfac tory to Gen. Bacon, who felt that one company would prove a small force to garrison Snelling. The dispatch did not state when the troops would ar rive here, nor was there any informa tion obtained during the day as to the departure of the Third. The work of equipping the regiment for its campaign in the Philippines progresses as rapidly as the necessary equipments arrive from the East. They are being delivered quite rapidly now, and it will be but a short time before the regiment will be In shape for the transports. Nearly all the men who have been discharged under the terms of their enlistment as recruits at the beginning of the war have received their money. The last batches are expected to call for their pay today. Maj. Cummings yesterday said he would be glad when the work of paying off was ended. Ev ery man entitled to pay gets it from Maj. Cummings in cold cash. It iq easier to pay in cash than by checks, the process being lesg complicated. Lieut. Steele. chief mustering officer, returned from Fargo yesterday and reported for duty, but he was imme diately obliged to go to his home in this city, as he was suffering from a severe attack of grippe. He said he hoped to be on duty today. Company G, which haa been at Walker since the Indian outbreak of last October, has been ordered to leave and will arrive at the fort in a few days. They will leave their camp equipage at Walker for the use of their successors and will be furnished with new outfits before leaving with their regiment. Lleuf". Nuttman, Fourteenth infan try, will accompany the Third to Ma nila and there report to his superior officers. He will arrive at Fort Snell ing in a day or two. NEW YORK POISONING. Some Important Yew Developments Are Reported. XBW YORK, Jan. 6. — These new points were developed today in the poisoning mystery: Prof. Withaus found that Kutnow's powder was mix ed with cyanide of mercury in the false brorao seltzer bottle sent to Harry Cor nish—the mixture which killed Mm. Adams. This Is considered mist im portant, as making absolutely certain that the sender of the poison to Cor nish was one and the same with tiio sender of cyanide of mercury to Henry Crossman Barnett in a Kutnow's pow der box. COMMISSJON"ORGANIZES. A. K. Telsbers Holds His Position at Least for a Year. Railway Commissioner Rlngclal yes terday entered formally upon his du ties with his brother commissioners. He has occupies" a desk In the com missioners' office several days, but It was not until yesterday that he was regarded as a working member of the board. In the afternoon, after dinner, the commissioners met and organized for the ensuing year. There were present Commissioners Becker, Mills and Ringdal. Judge Mills was unanimous ly re-elected chairman of the board, and A. K. Tiesberg was re-elected sec retary without opposition The "commissioners have a number of matters in hand which have been awaiting the organization of the new board for consideration and these will now be taken up and disposed of The commission is to decide the New L'lrn hard coal rate case, the La Prairie depot matter and seveYal other ques tions of more or less moment. It is cx P ec " ted that early In the week they will discuss the question of appoint ments. There are a number of em ployes about the board headquarters who are now on the anxious seat. Becker is the pivotal member of the board. HAVE A COMPLAINT. Dealers In Hardwood Claim That Chicago Men Are Beln X Favored. A committee appointed at the state convention of the dealers in hardwood, consisting of J. Newton Nind, M. h! Coolidgo and D. F. Clark, Minneapo lis, and W. C. Stanton and A. E. Rob flnson, St. Paul, met yesterday after noon and prepared a statement which shows that the railroads are not only giving Chicago the benefit of cheaper rates, but the classification of lumber to points in the Northwest la unsatis factory. It was decided to ask freight officials of lines in this territory to meet with the committee In the near future and discuss the subject with a view to removing the causes for com plaint. One of the several complaints is that the hardwood lumber dealers in On tario have asked that the rates be reduced to the same basis as pine lumber. This would result In giving the Ontario dealers an advantage over dealers here in competing for Manito ba trade. The American roads will be asked to protect the trade here in its competition with Canadians who get reduced rates for Canadian railroad lines. TO PRISON FOR LIFE. Fate of the Spanish General Who Surrendered Ponce. MADRID, Jan. 6.— C01. Julian San Martin, who was in command of the Spanish garrison at Ponce, Porto Rico, whon the United States troops under Gen. Miles landed in the island, and who abandoned the place without re sistance, has been sentenced" to Impris onment for life. He will be Incarcerat ed at Ceuta, the Spanish penal colony in Morocco, opposite Gibraltar. BQILER~ EXPLODED. Ten Persons Were Killed and Forty Badly Injured. LONDON, Jan. 6.— A big. boiler being tested in Hewitt's ship building yards, at Barking, burst today and the su perintending engineer and eight men were killed. About forty persons were injured, some fatally. The bodies of the dead were frightfully mutilated. The whole ship building works wax wrecked. A lady was found dead 300 yards from the scene of the disaster. A number of men and boys are miss ing. The windows In hous.es a half mile away were shattered. PLUNGER GILLETTS WIFE. She Is Now Probably With Her Hus band in Mexico). EL PASO, Tex., Jan. 6.— > Mrs. Grant G. Gillett, wife of the Kansas cattle plunger, arrived in El Paso today, ac companied by her son, Mrs. Baskins, of Chihuahua, and a young man sup posed to be Mrs. Gillett's brother. Ha registered the party at the Pierson ho tel as C. H. Bronson, wife, child and maid. Gillett did not meet his wife here or in Juarez, where the party took the Mexican Central this afternoon for Chihuahua. VICEROY CURZON. He Is Inducted Into Office With Ira. preKKlve Ceremonies. CALCUTTA, Jan. 6.— Lord Curzoe of Kedleston formally assumed th« viceroyalty of India. A large gather- Ing at Government house witnessed th« ceremony. At 9:30 o'clock the new vice roy proceeded with his guards to the throne room, where he shook handrf with the Earl of Elgin, the retiring viceroy, with the latter's family, aides de-camp, the members of the council, and with the lieutenant governor and others. Gen. Sir William Lockhart. the commander-In-chlef of the British forces in India, then formed Lord Cur zon's procession, and the whole party proceeded to the council room, where the impressive royal warrant appoint ing Baron Curzon of Kedleston vice roy of India was read. There the cere mony, though formal, was most strik ing, the brilliant uniforms of the of ficials and the foreign consuls lending much color to the scene. Lady Curzon was among those present. West Virginia S>enatorshlp. CHARLESTON', W. Va., Jan. B.—Congress man C. P. Dorr, who arrived here tonight announced to a number of friends his can didacy for tho tnited States senate. Mr. Dorr claims to have secured enough votes to cause a deadlock in the legislature. Oyster Bed* In Dauger. ♦ i, TA F« OJ u A ' Waßh -- Jan - 6— Oyster men claim that if the present rtege of cold weather con tinues, cultivated oyster beds on Puget sound and Willapa harbor, valued at nearly $l 000 - 000, will be ruined. An American Decorated. PARIS. Jan. 6.— George B. Daramben, an American, who Is prominent in French- American circles here, has been decorated by the minister of foreign affairs. M. Delca?« >. with the cross of the Legion of Honor. Miss Newson'n Coarse Be*lna. Miss Mary J. Xewson will open her classes in English literature this morning at 10:30 at the high school. The subjects for the win ter are: Chaucer. Shakespeare, .Milton. Wordsworth, nyron and Shelley, Burns and Scott. Tenuyson, Browning, Kipling. TELEGRAPHICBREVITIES. BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 6.— Creditors of the Assabet company held a meeting today and appointed a committee to examine the af fairs of the corporation. KEOKUK. 10., Jan. 6.— A union meeting of fourteen Proteetcnt churches, held hern today, unanimously adopted a protest to congress against seating Congressman-elect Roberts of Utah. DES MOIXES. 10., Jan. B. —Milton Remley, attorney general for lowa, today refused to pay the 50 cent war revenue tax on his of ficial bond. He holds that the federal govern ment has no right to tax a state officer and proposes to make a test ctse. NEW YORK. Jan. 6.— The advisory commit tee of Plymouth church, Brooklyn, tonight, after hearing the report of the subcommittee chosen to select a Dastor to succeed Dr. Ly man Abbott, unpnimously recommended that the Rev. Newe'.l Uwistfit Hills, D. D., of Chi- Ogo, be called to the pastorate. NEW YORK. Jan. 6.— A special from Wash ington says the president ha? practically selected William Potter, of Philadelphia, for ambassador to Russia. WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.— Consul General Gcodnow. of Sbaughai, writes to a correspond ent in New York strongly recommending an Amoriean-Chirwrae exposition in Shanghai. ST. MICHAEL, Azor«=- Islands, Jan. 6.-Thn steamer Catania, reported sighted in distress by the steamer Mesaba, has arrived here. PORTLAND, Or.. Jan. 6.— Snow has fallen over the entire Pacific Northwest. The dopt'i varies from six Inches in the valleys to sev eral feet In the foothills and mountains. DEATHS OF A DAY. KAROO. N. D.. Jan. 6.— R. W. senior engineer on the Dakota division of the Northern Pacific, died of apoplexy at noop tcday, while sitting In a chair at home. He was formerly master mechanic at Brainerd and was prominent in Masoulc circles. LANCASTER. Pa., Jan. 6.— Edwin W. Grantz, private of Company K. Thirty-fifth Michigan volunteers, died last evening of lung trouble, following typhoid feT«c.